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Call Leongatha 5662 3893
Korumburra 5655 1422
Wonthaggi 5672 1888
Auto Electrical repairs
82 Graham St, WONTHAGGI
5672 1404 SS6127
8 Sanders Street, Korumburra.
Telephone: 5655 2309
Service, repairs and reconditioning
of automatic transmissions
Licensed LPG installations and repairs
Electronic diagnostics and
auto electrical repairs
6 SANDERS STREET,
2/50 YARRAGON ROAD,
84-96 Commercial Street,
"T" FOR TYRES
Keith & Doreen Kelly
24 Bear Street, Inverloch 5674 1348
T & G Mechanical
25 Sanders St,
78 Watt Street,
Towing & Repairs
v i up & delivery also availabl
- yres ag heels atteries - W pes b ades
-Wheel alig ment - i o mechani al w rk
Ph. 5662 2371
SEE MANAGER RUSSELL AND TEAM AT
14 ANDERSON STREET, LEONGATHA.
20 Sanders Street,
Phone: 5655 2553
YEARS Ahead Road Safety for Seniors is a one-hour
road safety awareness presentation designed especially
for older road users.
The sessions are provided by RACV and supported
by funding provided by VicRoads through the Bass
Coast Community Road Safety Committee.
The committee, which includes representatives from
Bass Coast Shire Council, VicRoads, Victoria Police, Bi-
cycle Users Group and the local community, is inviting
senior road users to come along to one of the sessions
Two sessions will be run on Wednesday, April 6; the
first at 10am at the Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Cen-
tre at Mitchell House, 6 Murray Street, and another
at 1.30pm at the Inverloch Community House, 16
On Tuesday, May 2, a session is also being held at
10.30am at the Phillip Island Senior Citizens Club, Wa-
tchorn Road, Cowes.
The sessions cover information and advice on driving
safely and aim to promote safer road user behaviours,
continued mobility and quality of life for older people.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said Austra-
lia’s population is ageing, which means there will be
older drivers on our roads that may require support.
“Council, through the Bass Coast Community Road
Safety Committee, is excited to be able to support these
events within our shire,” Cr Pamela Rothfield said.
“Specially trained RACV staff visit groups of older
people, presenting road safety information to assist
them to remain safe on the road.
“RACV believes that all drivers should continue to
drive for as long as they are safe to do so and these
sessions encourage drivers to have regular check-ups
and discuss their fitness to drive with their health pro-
Local Police members will also be in attendance at
these sessions to provide some local information and
advice on driving in and around Bass Coast Shire.
The session covers information including:
• Driving and road safety tips for drivers, passengers
• The importance of choosing a safe vehicle
• The importance of being fit to drive
• The impact of health and medications on driving
• How to assess your own driving ability
• Information about alternative transport options
• How to plan for future mobility
SES volunteers were out in large num-
bers over the Easter long weekend, volun-
teering at Driver Reviver stops across Victo-
ria, including in Leongatha.
Between handing out free hot drinks, Tony
Lindhard said Driver Reviver sites gives
people time to relax and regain their energy.
“It gives people the chance to stretch their
legs for a few minutes and be able to drive
for another hour or so,” he said, adding
that it was busier than what they thought it
was going to be, a good sign for volunteers.
On Thursday night, volunteers were start-
ing to pack up when cars began pulling up
at the stop. Despite volunteers wanting to
spend time with their families over Easter,
they understood the benefit of sitting down
with drivers and allowing them to have a
break, so they decided to stay longer.
Over the Easter long weekend, Driver Reviv-
er sites had free biscuits, coffee and hot choc-
olate, as well as smiling volunteers happy to
have a chat while people got their caffeine hit.
Driver Reviver has been around for more
than 25 years and works to reduce driver
fatigue and promote safe driving behaviours.
More than 23 million servings of coffee
and tea have been handed out by volunteers
at Driver Reviver sites since 1990.
Victorian State Emergency Service chief
executive Stephen Griffin said SES volun-
teers love volunteering their time at Driver
Reviver sites around Victoria.
“What they don’t enjoy is cutting people
out of their vehicle after a fatigue related
collision,” he said.
SES volunteers at the Driver Reviver stop in Leongatha from left, back, Lance Renyi, Lance Waller, Tony Lindhard; front, visitors
Kelly and Mark Brumley with SES volunteer Brian Rintoule. mm151617
Driver Reviver in Leongatha
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